Psalm 76-78

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Psalm 76

In Judah is Elohim known,

His name is great in Israel.

2 In Salem also is his tabernacle,

And his dwelling-place in Zion.

3 There he broke the fiery shafts of the bow;

The shield, and the sword, and the battle.


4 Glorious are you and excellent,

From the mountains of prey.

5 The stouthearted are made a plunder,

They have slept their sleep;

And none of the men of might have found their hands.

6 At your rebuke, O Elohim of Jacob,

Both chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

7 You, even you, are to be feared;

And who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?

8 You caused sentence to be heard from heaven;

The earth feared, and was still,

9 When Elohim arose to judgment,

To save all the meek of the earth.


10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you:

The residue of wrath shall you gird upon yourself.

11 Vow, and pay to Yahweh your Elohim:

Let all that are all around him bring presents to him that ought to be feared.

12 He will cut off the spirit of princes:

He is terrible to the kings of the earth.



For the Chief Musician; after the manner of Jeduthun.

A Psalm of Asaph.


Psalm 77

I will cry to Elohim with my voice.

Even to Elohim with my voice; and he will give ear to me.

2 In the day of my trouble I sought Yahweh:

My hand was stretched out in the night, and slacked not;

My soul refused to be comforted

3 I remember Elohim, and am disquieted:

I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed.


4 You seized the watches of my eyes;

I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

5 I have considered the days of old,

The years of ancient times.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night:

I commune with my own heart;

And my spirit makes diligent search.

7 Will Yahweh cast off forever?

And will he be favorable no more?

8 Is his lovingkindness clean gone forever?

Does his promise fail for evermore?

9 Has El forgotten to be gracious?

Has he in anger shut up his tender mercies?


10 And I said, This is my infirmity;

But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.

11 I will make mention of the deeds of Yah;

For I will remember your wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also upon all your work,

And ponder on your doings.

13 Your way, O Elohim, is in the sanctuary:

Who is a great El like Elohim?

14 You are the El that does wonders:

You have made known your strength among the peoples.

15 You have with your arm redeemed your people;

The sons of Jacob and Joseph.


16 The waters saw you, O Elohim;

The waters saw you, they were afraid:

The depths also trembled.

17 The clouds poured out water;

The skies sent out a sound:

Your arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind;

The lightnings lightened the world: The earth trembled and shook.

19 Your way was in the sea,

And your paths in the great waters,

And your footsteps were not known.

20 You led your people like a flock,

By the hand of Moses and Aaron.



Maschil of Asaph.


Psalm 78

Give ear, O my people, to my law:

Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

2 I will open my mouth in a parable;

I will utter dark sayings of old,

3 Which we have heard and known,

And our fathers have told us.

4 We will not hide them from their children,

Telling to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh,

And his strength, and his wondrous works that he has done.

5 For he established a testimony to Jacob,

And appointed a law in Israel,

Which he commanded our fathers,

That they should make them known to their children;

6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children that should be born;

Who should arise and tell them to their children,

7 That they might set their hope in Elohim,

And not forget the works of El,

But keep his commandments,

8 And might not be as their fathers,

A stubborn and rebellious generation,

A generation that set not their heart aright,

And whose spirit was not steadfast with El.

9 The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,

Turned back in the day of battle.

10 They kept not the covenant of Elohim,

And refused to walk in his law;

11 And they forgot his doings,

And his wondrous works that he had showed them.

12 Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers,

In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through;

And he made the waters to stand as a heap.

14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud,

And all the night with a light of fire.

15 He split rocks in the wilderness,

And gave them drink abundantly as out of the depths.

16 He brought streams also out of the rock,

And caused waters to run down like rivers.

17 Yet they went on still to sin against him,

To rebel against the Most High in the desert.

18 And they tempted El in their heart

By asking food according to their desire.

19 Yes, they spoke against Elohim;

They said, Can El prepare a table in the wilderness?

20 Behold, he struck the rock, so that waters gushed out,

And streams overflowed; Can he give bread also?

Will he provide flesh for his people?

21 Therefore Yahweh heard, and was angry;

And a fire was kindled against Jacob,

And anger also went up against Israel;

22 Because they believed not in Elohim,

And trusted not in his salvation.

23 Yet he commanded the skies above,

And opened the doors of heaven;

24 And he rained down manna upon them to eat,

And gave them food from heaven.

25 Man did eat the bread of the mighty:

He sent them food to the full.

26 He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens;

And by his power he guided the south wind.

27 He rained flesh also upon them as the dust,

And winged birds as the sand of the seas:

28 And he let it fall in the middle of their camp,

All around their habitations.

29 So they ate, and were well filled;

And he gave them their own desire.

30 They were not estranged from that which they desired,

Their food was yet in their mouths,

31 When the anger of Elohim went up against them,

And killed of the fattest of them,

And struck down the young men of Israel.

32 For all this they sinned still,

And believed not in his wondrous works.

33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity,

And their years in terror.

34 When he killed them, then they inquired after him;

And they returned and sought El earnestly.

35 And they remembered that Elohim was their rock,

And El Elyon their redeemer.

36 But they flattered him with their mouth,

And lied to him with their tongue.

37 For their heart was not right with him,

Neither were they faithful in his covenant.

38 But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not:

Yes, many a time he turned his anger away,

And did not stir up all his wrath.

39 And he remembered that they were but flesh,

A wind that passes away, and comes not again.

40 How often did they rebel against him in the wilderness,

And grieve him in the desert!

41 And they turned again and tempted El,

And provoked the Holy One of Israel.

42 They remembered not his hand,

Nor the day when he redeemed them from the adversary;

43 How he set his signs in Egypt,

And his wonders in the field of Zoan,

44 And turned their rivers into blood,

And their streams, so that they could not drink.

45 He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them;

And frogs, which destroyed them.

46 He gave also their increase to the caterpillar,

And their labor to the locust.

47 He destroyed their vines with hail,

And their sycamore-trees with frost.

48 He gave over their cattle also to the hail,

And their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger,

Wrath, and indignation, and trouble,

A band of angels of evil.

50 He made a path for his anger;

He spared not their soul from death,

But gave their life over to the pestilence,

51 And struck all the first-born in Egypt,

The chief of their strength in the tents of Ham.

52 But he led forth his own people like sheep,

And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

53 And he led them safely, so that they feared not;

But the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary,

To this mountain, which his right hand had gotten.

55 He drove out the nations also before them,

And allotted them for an inheritance by line,

And made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

56 Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High Elohim,

And kept not his testimonies;

57 But turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers:

They had turned aside like a deceitful bow.

58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places,

And moved him to jealousy with their cast images.

59 When Elohim heard this, he was angry,

And greatly abhorred Israel;

60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,

The tent which he placed among men;

61 And delivered his strength into captivity,

And his glory into the adversary’s hand.

62 He gave his people over also to the sword,

And was angry with his inheritance.

63 Fire devoured their young men;

And their virgins had no marriage song.

64 Their priests fell by the sword;

And their widows made no lamentation.

65 Then Yahweh awoke as one out of sleep,

Like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine.

66 And he struck his adversaries backward:

He put them to a perpetual reproach.

67 Moreover he refused the tent of Joseph,

And chose not the tribe of Ephraim,

68 But chose the tribe of Judah,

The mount Zion which he loved.

69 And he built his sanctuary like the heights,

Like the earth which he has established forever.

70 He chose David also his servant,

And took him from the sheepfolds:

71 From following the ewes that have their young he brought him,

To be the shepherd of Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

72 So he was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart,

And guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.



Psalm of Asaph.

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